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“Adequate and reasonable” 4 of 5 stars
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12731 Old Boyne City Road, Charlevoix, MI   |  
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Charlevoix
Beaver Island, Michigan
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Adequate and reasonable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I had noticed the Charleboyne before, but it is a little out of the way so I had never looked into staying there. In June we had a medical emergency and the Charlevoix motels we usually use were full. I had to have a place which took dogs and the Charleboyne filled the bill.

The rooms are small but clean and adequate. Spartan if you are used to the pseudo-luxury of the painted styrofoam chain motels, but fine for realists. Cold cuts on the breakfast buffet was unusual for North America, reminded me more of Amsterdam.

A bit out of the way, especially if you are taking the early ferry to Beaver Island, but a bargain relative to much Charlevoix accomodation. WiFi included.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a small no frills great place! I felt like I was back traveling through Austria staying at small roadside motels. The breakfast served in the morning was a mixture of American and German styles from cereal to cold cuts . Our room was older but clean and if you sit outside your room at dusk you can watch the deer graze across the street . Best bargain around if you don't care about not being able to walk to town.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We went to Charlevoix for a mid-July weekend. At this time of year, in that popular resort town, accommodations in the center of town tend to be packed full well ahead of time as well as often being in the $200 - 300 per night range. But, fortunately, we found, just a mile or so out of town, this drive-up-to-your-room's-door motel owned by a very nice, helpful couple who live right there, so are on the spot for questions, repairs, help. Our room was a bit crowded with 2 beds and the usual pieces of motel furniture, a TV, but was very clean, with what seemed to be new bed linens, and very comfortable. The bathroom was small and old-fashioned, with a metal stall shower and a small sink, but everything worked. A big plus was the convenience of the included breakfast, bigger than continental with not only breads and muffins of many kinds, but various cold meats, lots of jams and spreads, and baked goods that varied from day to day, along with coffee, tea, juice. In fact, the lounge room was open till late at night to guests, with refrigerator, snacks, drinks. The motel sits on a fairly busy road, but the fan on air conditioning unit masked any sound. There are outdoor seating areas, lots of land behind it, and it's close to a nice Lake Charlevoix public beach. It seems to be a favorite of people participating in the many art and craft shows in Charlevoix in the summer, offering good, clean accommodation for $75 a night! That's a price almost unheard of in costly Charlevoix, so we were pleased and would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12731 Old Boyne City Road, Charlevoix, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Charlevoix County > Charlevoix
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Charlevoix
Number of rooms: 15

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